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  • Jaguar Scissors Changes Tension Screw

    Great news! It appears that Jaguar has returned to the “traditional” tension screw style. If you are a sharpener of these shears in the past, you will know what I mean. These were the most difficult scissors to disassemble for sharpening. You had to have a "special" tool (provided by Jaguar) to disassemble the scissors. But the real challenge was assembling then back together. Trying to tread a brass "counter-sink" nut with a rubber "O" ring without stripping the treads require great patience and a steady hand! Sharpeners had to carry extra brass screws because often times you'd stripped the old one during reassembly. 

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  • Barbering is Booming!

    The men’s grooming industry is expected to hit 26 billion by 2020. This steady growth will shed light on the opportunity for a grooming career. Men are starting to invest more on their grooming needs—hair, skin and beyond. 

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  • How Much To Tip Your Hairstylist

    This is an intriguing question regarding tipping. How do you decide if 15, 20, or 25 percent is the correct amount. Are you suppose to tip the owner? What if multiple assistants helped with your blowout or shampoo? How do you know where the tip is going to? Proper tipping etiquette at the salon isn't the same as tipping at a restaurant, bartender, massage therapist, or your uber driver. The cardinal tipping rule for salons is 20% but other factors could determine a lesser or greater amount. On an average 15-20% is the norm. Be your own judge based on the quality of service, expectations, professionalism, flexibility, length of relationship, number of associates involved, salon's geographic location. Most important, Ask questions to better understand their compensation process. 

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  • Hot Head - A Cordless Heated Hair Conditioning Cap

    New Year, New Trends! Hot Head is a unique microwavable deep conditioning heat cap created by Sandra Snell, a professional hair stylist. It offers an easy and stylish way to achieve the results of a salon quality conditioning treatment at home. It dramatically improves the results of your favorite deep conditioner, hair masque, oil, or other hair treatment. Without heat, your treatment can only do so much to improve the quality of your hair. Typically, the cuticle is closed, so the treatment is only able to work on the surface of the hair shaft. The results are minimal and superficial when compared to heat enhanced deep conditioning treatments. Hot Head enables the hair cuticle to open for an extended period, allowing the treatment to penetrate the hair shaft, nourishing it from the inside out. 

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  • 2019 International Salon & Spa Expo (ISSE) Kick-Off

    The 2019 International Salon & Spa Expo (ISSE) kick-off starts January 26- 20, Long Beach, CA. Hikari Products will be present and previously dominated the stage at the 2015 NAHA awards (North American Hairstyling Awards)! The finalist categories for 2019 are: Avant Garde, Editorial, Hair Color Color, Hair Cutting, Hair Stylist, Master Hair Stylist, Men's Hair Stylist, Makeup Artist, Newcomer Stylist, Student Hair Stylist, Nail Professional, Styling & Finishing, Texture and Team of the year. NAHA, is the most prestigious photographic beauty competition in North America and is celebrating 30 years. Get inspired by attending the most innovative education and seminars. Read More

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